Grateful Dead Live at Jai-Alai Fronton on 1974-06-23
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN
Recorded by Jerry Moore about 15 rows from the stage on center axis with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120
cassettes, with Dolby B ON.
- 2004-04-14 10:52:43
- AudMC > DAT > WAV > SHN; about 15 rows from the stage on center axis with 2 hand held AKG D-1000E mics > Sony 152 deck. Maxell UD-120cassettes, with Dolby B ON.
- Miami, FL
- ABBYY FineReader 9.0
- Taped by
- Jerry Moore
- Jai-Alai Fronton
Subject: Loving it ...
Subject: Good AUD For 1974. Four Stars For The Cat Nap.
Cumberland is fabulous at this speed. It can get sooo sloppy played too fast. China Doll is perfectly cast for the ultimate comatose closer (it's listed as 1st set closer in DBV CC.)
Sure there are livelier shows in '74. But, you have to be in the right mood listening to most of 1974 anyway. If you've recently been diagnosed as catatonic or you're just in a mellow mood, this is 4 U.
Four stars for the audience sound quality that was pretty hard to capture in '74 (it would be average otherwise.) Truthfully, I might have thought the dynamics would be a touch bettter being 15 rows center. The technology just wasn't there back then. Shame. Some of these tunes are beautiful and purely unique to this year and this evening... most notably the Jam before Ship Of Fools and Dark Star >Spanish > U.S. Blues. I just wish there was more of it. Being well played, well recorded, and unique, it's worthy of more than just the average rating. But, you can toss the other half of this show in the can if you need more energy and better sound quality. I don't mind the snoring too much myself.
PS. After listening to this a bit, I'm a bit confused by this recording. At times, I'd swear it was a matrix. At other times, it sounds like it's about at the board (which can have its problems). I don't know what to think. The SBD is pretty good.
"The second set opening, my friends, is the Dead at their most pure. And in much the same way you might wish to find more albums exactly like Kind Of Blue, but never quite manage it, this set two opening jam is much the same. I think it is best described as a moment of Grateful Dead satori - fleetingly glimpsed, and etched upon the soul forever."
Read more: http://www.deadlistening.com/2008/02/1974-june-22-23-jai-alai-fronton.html#ixzz2NiyJYDL4
Subject: WALL OF SOUND SHOW
Subject: zzzfest SURE
Did you miss the part where they play DARK STAR?
Subject: Super Recording!
Subject: Agree with the previous review
Also, this is an excellent audience recording for the era. Generally speaking most pre-1975 auds aren't worth the download IMO (with obvious exceptions like 8/6/71, 5/3/69, etc.) but this one definately is. Jerry is way up in the mix much like 7/1/73 (another great audience tape from this era); it takes some getting used to and you may need to make some adjustments to bring out Phil a little bit but overall this is a rewarding listen, especially on headphones.
Subject: AMAZING Aud
Subject: Different strokes I guess....
Subject: Great "To Lay Me Down"
Subject: Best U.S. Blues Ever!
Subject: China Doll
Sound quality for this AUD is lacking also...hissy and Garcia is too loud (which is a nice novelty for a while, then you find yourself begging for Phil). Phil & Ned is interesting to see what it was like live.
Sound Quality 3 stars, Performance 2.5 stars = 2.75 stars overall.
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